Re: "Sound and Fury" over enhancements

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 06:29:45 MST

From: "Spike Jones" <>
> I suppose the last
> deaf persons and the last aged persons will be lonely indeed.

Some of the lonely wouldn't want to "lose" loneliness.
What would become of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?
"There are none so deaf as those who will not hear," as the sage said.
Likewise, there are none so anti-extropian as those who will not be uplifted.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces incorrect

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